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watching r.t. broadcasting live from the russian capital the headlines now hopes people have been found alive following sunday's sinking of an only. rescue a wrong was empty initial reports suggested it could have been up to fifteen people or more. north korea's longstanding leader kim jong il dies of heart failure at the age of sixty nine his death sending shock waves across the reclusive country and the whole region is youngest son kim jong un has been named as the successor.
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explosive. fifteen people confirmed dead and dozens more injured in a series of violent rallies in the west of the country or to say the situation is under control in the region the rest was sparked by clashes between police and striking oil workers. talk to russia's deputy foreign minister what's ahead in missile defense talks between moscow and washington. we're sitting down with. russia's deputy foreign minister he's heading the russian side of the u.s. russia working group that deals with issues of global security arms control missile defense thank you very much for joining me mystery of russia and boyd to nato said the u.s. seems to be surrounding russia with military installations like an anaconda and that was his comparison and that russia would have to try and break out of that not how deep is the misunderstanding on the issue at the moment and does it seem like
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all of russia's concerns are falling on deaf ears in washington i wouldn't describe this is along the lines as you did i think we have a very very productive and all the way straightforward a difficult one but a very productive dialogue with our u.s. partners we are making no secret of our concerns we are definitely disturbed by the fact that the strategic instability will grow according to our assessment because of the u.s. effort to deploy anti-missile assets in several regions of the world including in europe according to what was described by president obama and his people as european face the dept of approach when you're saying strategic stability will be disturbed what do you mean by that strategic stability is a very multiverse the term and notion that implies several things we
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can for example not allow for further cuts in or fence of strategic weapons in nuclear weapons in the absence of a meaningful arrangement in the area of missile defense in the area of. conventionally armed or fancy weapons of strategic range. in the absence of real settlement in the area of imbalances with regard to conventional weapons it would be very irresponsible to believe that we just move forward in cuts in numbers of strategic weapons while advantages. and even predominance of u.s. and nato parties as a whole in other areas just grow you know it will always stretch the very concept of strategic stability and it may well break apart we are very sponsible in this
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regard how close or how far is moscow from possibly pulling out of the start treaty of the us advances with their missile defense plans in europe we have a very clear explanation of this situation by a president with video of who on the vendor twenty third presented what i would describe as a phased adaptive answer to the phase the dept of approach our phased adaptive answer means that we are not rushing into any dramatic decisions like the kind you have just described we begin with a very militant limited response to what we think is a real danger a real threat to our assets if situation develops in negative way if we. are still and will be still unable to arrange with the us on something meaningful in the area of missile defense so then further action may
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be in visaged including our view droll from the new start but we do still hope that we have sufficient time to make a deal to break a deal with the u.s. on missile defense is it just hope or do you actually hear something from your american colleagues that suggest that this may actually work out we are not seeing any changes in. the american position and we have the very same preoccupations and concerns as you have already heard on our part for quite a while so how to bridge this gap this is still a task to be resolved washington says they have iran in mind when unfolding the missile defense shield in europe how big of a threat iran really is in your opinion i think the overall assessment of iran's missile capabilities is hugely exaggerated by the u.s.
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we do not thing that what iran is doing in the area of missile technology is in the area of development of long range missiles that all these underpins the u.s. stance that this you know technological hage against security risks is validated and that much attention should be paid to the development of missile defense capabilities in fact this is one of the areas where we have considerable differences of views with the u.s. that makes this whole discussion even more difficult did you get a sense that washington would not attack iran even though we hear all kinds of bold statements here let me tell you the following we are concerned by the very focused and forgive me for the word one day mention all u.s. approach to the rayney an issue. you know looking just that's at sanctions but they are pretending that they would be able to engage your brain is
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diplomatically but we cannot see any concrete any specific move on their part towards this sand while they after day week after week we are witnessing sanctions and other new sanctions i do not believe this is the right way to go i don't believe the iranian party would ever offer any concession under that much of a pressure. we on our side we have long ago declared that according to our view this sanctions policy has exhausted its meaning and it simply makes no sense to continue this way we cannot share responsibility for this to belie a situation in the whole country which may fall further expansion of sanctions we think the only way of a way forward is that of compromise we can i think we still able to find
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a deal breaker with the arrangements and what russia presented in form of the so-called lover of the land i think is a realistic alternative to the current impasse but it seems in washington they're really afraid of the words compromise with iran what if they do attack iran what would russia do i hope. i really hope that this will not happen we are doing our best to encourage the u.s. and for that case also always really friends to refrain from resort to force i think this is simply the way to know we're i here completely share the view of former national security advisor zbigniew brzezinski who just used the word catastrophe in describing what it would mean eve this war would begin even iran would be attacked this is a very dangerous path and i do believe we still have chance and time to avert this development and find a meaningful negotiated solution the u.s.
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is winding down wars in iraq and afghanistan but for example they're expanding their military presence in the persian gulf what will the american security architecture look like after the pullout we regularly exchange views with the u.s. on this issue a regional security in the gulf is a very elegant topic with thing that the point here. to underscore on my part would be first. the should be ensured a real local regional ownership for security arrangements should be made that no one feels that its security is threatened because of the u.s. pullout secondly with respect to afghanistan we are telling our u.s. partners that we cannot understand the for what purpose they're contemplating a long term presence informed of u.s. military bases in this country and in some of the recent there is i think we need
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further explanation for these plans you were talking on withdrawal i think this withdrawal should be full and complete how would you assess the results of the operations in afghanistan what kind of afghanistan is the u.s. leaving behind i think it's a bit too early to tell of results i think we are media way towards something different i think in many ways. the al-qaeda capabilities have been undermined by the us and by seth campaign where we see you less results or where we are not that satisfied with how things are moving is the area of drug production narco trafficking here we have a lot more to do also in the area of interdiction of america loads destroy all of laboratories and stockpiles and definitely also the cation of crops here we have a lot more to do with i serve and we hope for u.s.
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and nato would be able to cooperate not only by a lateral deal with russia but with the collective security treaty organization this is an arrangement with our immediate neighbors in central asia that is very active in the area of counternarcotics with regards to syria the possibility of a military intervention in syria do you sense that it is diminishing. and as far as armed rebels in syria does russia have any information on who is arming them we do not want a repetition of the libyan scenario there the problem here is not that much of who is arming whom and through what channels although this is also an important part of the whole equation and we are in constant discussion of this aspect but the major political point on our part here is everyone all actors around all and all foreign powers everyone who really wants us stabilize situation there
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should avoid action that may be regarded by opposition elements in this country as an incitement as you know a push towards a military solution no illusions should be left that this is possible we should do the reverse we should encourage and urge these forces and the government for that case as well to find compromises to move together towards a better future for the country to reform the country and we're working with both sides we should not take part is there the whole goal would be a more democratic and more stable and more inclusive syria rather than a divisive us towards a yet another civil war in a country that is that centrally placed in in a very dangerous situation in the middle east thank you very much for the interview thank you.
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it was the plant that was responsible for causing the world's worst in dust. real disaster and now it had been abandoned in a condition where it had become a source of pollution the most recent study that was done shows that this water pollution and spreading. more than hundred thousand people in. groups welcome the fact that children see the children to be ten times more likely to be born with birth defects and children in the rest of the country. in the sea as little as five hundred dollars for
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lifelong. unpunished. loser.
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probes more people have been found alive following sunday's sinking off an all appear to have been dashed after rescuers said a life raft discovered near the site was empty sixteen people have been confirmed dead so far. north korea's longstanding leader kim jong il dies of heart failure at the age of sixty nine his death sending shock waves across the occlusive country and the whole region is youngest son kim jong un has been named as his successor. and explosive mood in kazakhstan as fifteen people are confirmed dead and dozens more injured in a series of violent rallies in the west of the country authorities say the situation is back under control in the region the rest was sparked by clashes between police and striking workers. unions head with all the latest sports news.
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it's monday afternoon sport here on twenty four hour see i mean in the mail on these are our top. turn men to forget russia's ice hockey spoiled suffer their second straight defeat their home leg of the europe hockey tour. coupling conquest barcelona early break a sweat on the way to their second club world title in three years. on fever pitch a day of shocks in american football the biggest comes not in the n.f.l. but after a big school game in texas. when the coming up three games to defeat. first home tournaments russian ice hockey team
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head coach has been far from an inspired one the red machine losing for the second straight day in the china one cup two in the campaign second from last in the standings constantine to top off more. sweden guaranteed themselves the channel one cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred eight after beating new russian team on saturday while the hosts faced the czech republic in a battle for second place and the visitors needed only thirty one seconds to put their noses in front a misplaced pass in the zone and the mantra of income made the most of his chance netting to go however russia kept attacking the goal was in the air and then equaliser was just a matter of time. to defend rifle decisive makes lead shot in the top corner on a powerplay a minute and a half into the second period and the red machine to the lead. denied alex on the british organ so we shot from the blueline but i think i was alone in front of the empty net on the rebound to one to the delights of
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a back to fourteen thousand capacity mega sports arena but the czech republic made it all square in nine minutes s.k. trails are one guard forward cherami and scored his second of the night converting however the russians restored their one goal lead as alexandre spun the round and it back up to his backhand ricochet at a bus the goaltender into the third period where the czechs levelled mather's once again. was the quickest on the rebound as russia deflected the shot in front of him three all in the game went into overtime which ended goalless in the shootout turned out to be a between being that goal and i do look where the czech forward netted old three exams while twenty five year old or a dual of only managed twice and the czech republic climbing from behind to quality in their zero four three victory in the shoot out. at podium has been their cue to go is our best and she said we found her the skills in training and it's very hard
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for me to deflect to shows and it seems like. was unhappy to see you to go three times in the shootout it was our first home tomans on the bill. and we were nervous because of the pressure we should have performed better. full impact home arena we were a little bit unlucky we fought until the very end and i think this team has bright future so zinc will i believe suffering the second straight defeat at the channel one cup to finish in third place but still top the overall standings of the euro hockey tour complain about out of her team. and in the final game of the russian leg reeling world champions finland saw sweden for three that means vs still top the euro hockey tristan is at the halfway point with twelve points from six matches sweden said second the czech republic third with the finns not too far behind in last place. it was supposed to bring together the planet's top two footballing sides but really the world club cup final was men against boys as barcelona went to
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town on sun toss in japan the game advertised as messi vs neymar soon turned into barcelona again some toss goalkeeper of the rafael. catalans dominating the contest through it with the opener coming from the. after seventeen minutes would double the lead for the european champion soon afterwards santos essentially unable to get anywhere near the ball farces third goal coming off any intrigue at the end of the first half cess gas with the final touch the cherry on top was added after the break messi making it for the blog run their first clinching their second club world cup title in. an astonishing record barsa though they do lie three points adrift of domestic rivals real madrid in spain after last the coast walnut on saturday while on sunday third seeded valencia ensured the premier
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league it isn't a two horse races yet victory over malaga goal number one well it was straight from the how to score textbook though soledad over finishing beautifully nine minutes from. the bright eye on things went from two to better for the home just after the hour mark. going past the defender on the outside before crossing for soledad o. who again should just use them and see the final score last chase four points behind boston with sixty games late. opening in manchester city have returned to their premier league summit after the briefest of. the sky blues doing so by edging arsenal in a tough encounter at eastlands silva making the difference fifty three minutes in the victory meaning city i began to rise above cross-town rivals united to themselves i've gone after winning the opening game of the day away to q.p.r.
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liverpool recorded their fifth win on the road this season against aston villa. the chance to propel tottenham to third in the table the russian coming off the bench to score the only goal in the spurs sunderland. it's been a superb weekend for. the team topping it off by winning the first mix really event of the season in austria on sunday. running close by the czech republic early on but after a perfect display on the shooting ranges victory was in sight coming on a full twenty seven seconds in front of the czech packed with france taking probably one of russia's four winners. had secured two goals earlier in the weekend an individual this. team fronts are celebrating across the board following the sole snowboard cross world cup of end of the season the country's men and women earning top podium spots in the team event in colorado. ruth holding off on favorite nick baumgartner and jonathan cheever in the men's section italian kept
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the pressure up early for his country as well but crushed it later norway taking third spot behind france on the u.s. open the ladies action debbie. funny i also watched american and canadian writers before launching an effort to win it for the french come visit mile record not second but the states again finishing in third place. lee westwood has time to second in the world golf rankings the englishman getting there by winning the first ever thailand championship in bangkok westwood starting the day with a four shot lead charles swartz all of south africa that kept up the pressure carving an eagle on the par five eleventh the twenty eleven us masters champion with then drained a long birdie putt here in the twelfth to cut westwards lead to tooth but the briton immediately rose to the challenge and sinking his only long birdie on the same hole to go three shots clear swartz again threatened on the thirteenth but
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westwood studies ground rolling in another birdie to move into a four shot lead on the former world number one would improve eventually finishing with a final round of sixty nine to take victory in the inaugural tournament by a full seven strokes. moving to the n.f.l. reigning champions green bay have slipped up in their quest to make history the opened on kansas city chiefs ending the packers' chances at it on the field season jackie bottle showing plenty of fighting spirit for resilient chiefs one of the short runs making it nineteen seven tons it's the packers' high octane often slacking punch on the night really until quarterback are in rodgers decided to take matters into his own hands this cutting the deficit to five points and i felt champions green bay wherever they drew a penalty while trying to recover an onside kick late in the fourth the chiefs then able to run on the rest of the clock nineteen fourteen the final score the puck
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thus leaving behind a win streak which home stretch to nineteen games the second longest in the history was a catch in. the n.f.l. so. relative meanwhile denver so there are six game winning streak and against new england sports back to roman stuart has become a familiar sight at mile high on the broncos used the same strip to strike first right tom brady well he's a more conventional quarterback and he stayed traditional with a great pass here to chad ochocinco for a seventy six lead brady though would later take a page out of t. bills by keeping the ball and self from punching it in for a twenty four sixty lead on forty one twenty three how it ended up the pats when there are six straight thanking me a.f.c. east title in the process. take a look at this bystanders on the receiving end of a big market and what hexes for the stadium and on monday cart coming out of
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nowhere on a path of destruction mediately following a high school playoff game winning head coach willie amendola here and a moment ago trying to stop the vehicle he and the others were not going to skate with the niners not really having an opportunity literally just completely getting one side but one out of the way it's amazing stuff and not is all your sport for now weather is next and carrie johnson is here with all the news at the top of the hour. well. science technology innovation all the least of melanin still around russia we've got those huge earth covered.
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